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2009 Toyota Prius repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (1%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (41%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 116 repairs.
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2009 Toyota Prius repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (39%)

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Chart based on 97 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Toyota Prius

Engine not specified

Toyota Prius in Indiana, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
Mar 2012

39000 mi

US $300
Fuel indicator warned only when gas was empty. I drove on the hybrid battery until it was empty. Car didnt start after I refilled. Had to recharge the battery at a dealer. Still love the car, but refill early. Dont trust the fuel indicator. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Nov 2017 - Mar 2018
Jan 2018

96000 mi

US $150
Replaced both headlight bulbs. 

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2009 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatch

76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Toyota Prius in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2018
Jul 2010

25000 mi

US $355
right front wheel bearing only, saved the hub 
Oct 2015

139700 mi

US $350
HID Headlights 
Dec 2015

143000 mi

US $25
Rear hatch lifts. Replaced 
Toyota Prius in Ohio, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2016
Dec 2009

26000 mi
Made a panic stop, then the abs,vsc, and brake lights came on would not go off. Dealer could not find anything wrong and reset. 
May 2012

80700 mi
Bad left front wheel bearing. No cost as I purchased extended warranty 
Toyota Prius in Utah, United States
Oct 2009 - Aug 2013
Jun 2010

31000 mi
Front Head lamp would let water in 
Toyota Prius in Texas, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

50000 mi

US $255
Starting battery replaceed. NOT hybrid battery 
May 2014

61000 mi

US $100
Front left headlight developed moisture inside the lens. Not from a crack or seal break in the headlight assembly. 
Toyota Prius in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2015
Apr 2010

12700 mi
The anti-skid light would sometimes come on when we were going over bumpy roads. This seemed to create a lag in our braking. The technician said that he would reflash the brake system per a TSB. 
Dec 2012

60000 mi

US $16
Service engine light went on. A scan indicated that the number 4 cylinder was misfiring. Ordered a used ignition coil from eBay and that fixed the problem. Note that a new ignition coil goes for over $100 plus mechanic's labor cost. 
Toyota Prius in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2009 - Oct 2017
Dec 2010

60000 mi

US $3
Taillight burned out. Replaced both rear tail lights. No other problems listed. 
Oct 2012

107200 mi

US $470
Front wheel bearing noisy and was replaced. 
Sep 2015

170000 mi

US $200
Noisy front wheel bearing- Replaced wheels bearing with new bearing assembly. 
Apr 2016

178200 mi

US $178
First time front brakes and rotors were replaced in 178,000 miles. Needed pads and rotors on front end as pads were finally worn out. Noisy front wheel bearing- Replaced wheel bearing with new bearing hub assembly. 
Toyota Prius in Arizona, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2016
Apr 2014

100200 mi

US $382
replace inverter coolant pump 
Toyota Prius in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2010 - Jul 2018
Jul 2014

77500 mi

C $250
I had the check engine light go on, and when the dealership checked into it it was a stuck coolant fluid control valve. I basically paid $250-$300 for them to reset the code as they were replacing and flushing my coolant anyway. 
Apr 2016

98040 mi

C $400
Left front wheel bearing replaced. 
Jun 2017

115940 mi
Car stalled less than 5 min after picking up from oil change and windshield replacement. Shop foreman scanned vehicle and found P3190 and P0A0F current and P1121 and P1116 in history. Inspected all hoses and connections related to oil change and windshield repair. No fault found. Removed air cleaner housing to inspect throttle body and plate. Found excessively "coked". Cleaned throttle body and MAF sensor. Started engine to clear throttle body cleaner, then cleared codes. Shop suspects when air filter was inspected a small particle was dropped into the housing and drawn into the MAF sensor once engine load (venturi vacuum) increased, blocking the MAF sensor signal. 
Toyota Prius in Illinois, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2018
Dec 2016

92000 mi

US $320
It began as a loud noise from the drivers side tire. They replaced the wheel hub. 
Toyota Prius in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2018
Feb 2010

5000 mi
Some problems w/brakes not "taking" when pressed. Concerned since the 2010 model was recalled for that. Dealer checked out for free; explained how ABS and regular brakes worked together. 
Apr 2013

19200 mi
Battery was dead. Dealer kept overnight to see if anything else was wrong. Replaced battery (non-hybrid kind). Everything worked. No charge. 
Toyota Prius in Ohio, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2013
Jan 2013

82200 mi

US $20
Replaced headlight. A struggle. 
Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
Mar 2009 - Nov 2015
Nov 2015

55000 mi
AC system needed charge 
Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2017
Nov 2011

25000 mi

US $250
car would not start. auxiliary battery replaced. dealer personnel also said filters needed replaced. 
Mar 2015

48000 mi

US $800
coolant control valve 
Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2018
May 2013

37700 mi
All radio buttons stopped working 
Jun 2013

40000 mi
12 v battery replaced 
Aug 2016

67000 mi

US $450
Water Pump was showing a small leak. Replaced. 
Sep 2017

79194 mi

US $1500
CEL (Check Engine Light): Engine 3-way coolant valve - $613 Burping Sound: Replaced ABS Actuator Dealer reported Serpentine Belt heavily cracked - Replaced at owner expense Rear Hatch Lift Keyless Entry Sensor Rubber "melting" onto fingers in usage. Replaced $330 A/C not very cold - drain and recharged - $144 Check Tires Light came on right after leaving the shop after new tires installed. Replaced TPMS sensor. They wanted $300 - agreed to no charge. Marker Light 
Nov 2017

80000 mi

US $13
Passenger side headlight out - replaced only side out, with "Basic" 9003/HB2. The Prius shop manual suggests removing the front grill to change a headlight bulb. I watched a couple YouTube videos on how to do it without removing the grill, and used a flashlight and mirror to try and see what I was up against. Even with all that, working entirely by feel, it took a long time to uncover the bulb, unclip some crazy clips, figure out how to remove the bulb, figure out how to re-insert the new bulb (without getting finger oil on it), reattach the even crazier-to-close clips, (did I mention this is all blind), and reseal the weather proof cover. 
Jun 2018

83400 mi

US $6
Rt Tail Light out - Replaced both with Sylvania 2825LL 
Toyota Prius in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2013
Sep 2010

36000 mi
Irregular short in the radio face plate connection caused the face buttons to fail to respond to touch even though steering wheel controls worked fine then after time or pushing the problem would disappear. 
Dec 2011

57000 mi
Air bag warning light...harness replacement 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Sep 2008 - Nov 2010
Jan 2009

6000 mi

US $50
Intermittant problems with gas tank. Unable at times to fill tank completely with gas. Toyota says it's an 11.9 gallon tank, but I can never fill it up that much even when I drive on empty for 50 miles.  
Nov 2010

42000 mi

US $400
Tank - reset bladder tank 
Toyota Prius in Illinois, United States
Dec 2008 - Apr 2012
Sep 2011

31000 mi
Fan (blower) completely stopped circulating air. A replacement blower was ordered and replaced. The part was covered under the original warranty so no cost to owner. Blower has functioned properly since replacement.  
Toyota Prius in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2009 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

63860 mi
leaking strut replaced 
May 2014

68200 mi

C $700
both front wheel bearings 
Apr 2017

100440 mi

C $450
front wheel bearing replaced 
Feb 2018

114080 mi

C $899
discs rotors  wheel bearing 
Toyota Prius in Texas, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2018
Aug 2012

36900 mi
inverter pump 
Jan 2013

40000 mi

US $512
coolant flow control valve 
Apr 2016

64500 mi

US $761
Replaced rear spoiler. 
Toyota Prius in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

101700 mi

US $349
Was having difficulty starting the car, particularly on cold mornings. Sometimes took 4 tries before car started. 12V auxiliary battery was replaced ($249). 
Toyota Prius in Oklahoma, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2018
Dec 2011

21000 mi
High beam on right headlight is out. Didn't fix it. Hardly ever drive at night which leads me to the question, how did it burn out if I don't use it. So, NO REPAIR. 
Jul 2012

25500 mi
Replaced the electric hybrid water pump. 
Sep 2015

47000 mi
Right headlight wouldn't go highbeam but it wasn't the bulb, but the mechanism for switching to high. This would cost $450 to fix. So, no repair. 
Jan 2017

26500 mi

US $250
Rear gate latch won't unlock. 
Toyota Prius in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2014
Jan 2014

91600 mi

US $239
The original 12V battery was dead. It would no longer hold a charge. I had it replaced. 
Toyota Prius in Arizona, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2014
Mar 2013

90000 mi

US $700
Water pump failed (not the hybrid electric one). Caused all kinds of mischief with the electrical system, had to be towed to the shop. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2018
Oct 2013

134800 mi

US $100
Evidence of crankcase pressure - had PCV valve replaced as precaution. 
Sep 2017

253000 mi

US $80
Replaced mass air flow sensor in response to OBD code. 
Toyota Prius in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2013 - Jun 2016
Jan 2013

80600 mi

C $350
The car didn't turn off completely in the morning and the battery was drained in the afternoon. I attribute this to the keyless entry not cycling to OFF properly. 
Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
Aug 2016 - Sep 2017
Feb 2017

114000 mi

US $183
Battery died replaced. 
Toyota Prius in Vermont, United States
Jul 2015 - Mar 2017
Jan 2016

US $58
Left Xenon headlight bulb failed. Bought replacement part online, used youtube video to learn replacement thecnique avoiding front end disassembly, replaced at home. 
Mar 2017

98000 mi

US $1200
Diagnose check engine light: Water pump "failing" by report, and coolant temperature sensor inoperative. Vehicle held overnight, awaiting delivery of coolant temp sensor to Dealer. Water pump and coolant temperature sensor replaced on second day. Vehicle returned to us. The next day, check engine light is back. Car back to Dealer. Diagnose check engine light. Coolant flow control valve, and wiring for coolant temperature sensor replaced. Vehicle returned later the same day. 
Toyota Prius in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2014 - Apr 2017
Jun 2015

180000 mi
Hybrid Cooling Pump recall hadn't been done; it left us stranded. Towed via AAA to nearest dealer and repaired at not cost. 
Dec 2016

202000 mi

US $275
TPMS error light illuminated. Testing revealed a failed TPMS sensor; replaced. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Jun 2016 - Jul 2017
May 2016

89086 mi

US $400
water pump replaced and drive belts replaced 
Toyota Prius in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2013 - Apr 2018
Aug 2017

134000 mi

US $153
exhaust gasket broke and needed replacement. 
Toyota Prius in South Africa
Jul 2011 - Jun 2018
Apr 2013

37600 mi
Leaking rear shock absorber replaced under warranty while performing 60000 km service. 
Oct 2015

64060 mi

R 3000
The shock absorbers in the front strut assemblies were replaced. The shock absorbers were leaking and not performing like they used to due to normal wear and tear.  
Toyota Prius in Missouri, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

75000 mi

US $775
Read codes and level 2 diagnosis. Replace coolant control valve. Replace coolant and bleed air from system 
Toyota Prius in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

119000 mi

US $800
Found radiator leak. Replaced radiator 
Toyota Prius in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2018 - Mar 2018
Feb 2018

104879 mi

C $252
Poor cold start, replaced battery 
Toyota Prius in Texas, United States
Oct 2014 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

87000 mi

US $88
Bearings were bad, replaced both sides Continued to make noise when driving, strut mounts replaced both sides. Still making some noise when hitting potholes or road bumps Coolant valve stuck shut, engine overheated causing service light to come on Making noise when ac was on, blower motor defective. Replaced by dealer. Right headlamp burned out. Required taking front of car apart to replace. 
Toyota Prius in Michigan, United States
Apr 2017 - Apr 2018
Aug 2017

199000 mi
Halogen light bulb 
Toyota Prius in Netherlands
Nov 2011 - Jul 2016
May 2014

101680 mi

€70
Replaced front right wheelbearing. Clear pitting in the rolling-surface of the balls of the bearing. Also replaced front disks and pads, not added to the above mentioned price. 
May 2016

131480 mi

€125
Other front wheel bearing broken too (left this time iirc). 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Oct 2012 - May 2016
Nov 2012

135300 mi

US $650
The main unit for the radio and GPS unit had to be replaced 
May 2016

248000 mi

US $2200
Multi Function Display went black 
Toyota Prius in Iowa, United States
Dec 2013 - Mar 2015
Oct 2014

119700 mi

US $75
p1121 code from ck egg. lite. Replaced flow control valve 
Toyota Prius in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2011 - Apr 2013
Jun 2012

28000 mi
The recirculating valve for the A/C unit (coolant side) opened slowly causing a check engine light. 
Aug 2012

30300 mi

US $300
Snapped wheel lug, probably because overtightened by dealer. 
Toyota Prius in Maryland, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2016
Dec 2013

127000 mi

US $250
Edge of hood had rust under paint. Toyota paid 1/2 (up to $250.00) to have rust removed and repainted. Also had stone chips buffed out. I think Toyota should have paid full price (by my reading of warranty) but I'll take what I can get. 
Apr 2014

134500 mi

US $230
Replaced both headlights. Had to get mechanic 2help get weather sield off drivers side headlight. Was getting pulled over because headlights were going out intermittently. Bulbs were still working but im resistance had increased over tim 
Jan 2015

149000 mi

US $245
12 volt battery needed to be replaced. Next time I'll do it myself, located in the trunk. Had several false transmission warnings that I believe was caused by low voltage. Can monitor battery voltage from message screen in diagnostic mode. 
Jul 2015

163300 mi

US $1100
Front struts Front right CV joint/ axle 
May 2016

185000 mi

US $400
The HID bulb on left died. New one is $130.00. Decided to convert to LED lamps, headlights and fog lights. Was only getting 3 yrs out of bulbs, thought they should last at least 10yrs for that price. All cars forward will be LED. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2016
Jan 2014

43000 mi

US $305
Prius would not shift into drive sometimes on the first try. It turned out yo be one bad cell in the starter battery. The car is only driven on short trips, 3 - 5 miles per trip. 
Toyota Prius in Ohio, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

53000 mi

US $552
Rt headlamp was out, worked the next day. Headlight was a Xenon bulb, which displays those symptoms before going out. Since front end must be removed, both lights were replaced. Labor $200, Xenon Headlight bulbs $300, Rest=fees supplies tax. 
Apr 2016

61500 mi

US $300
FYI 12/2015 Optima8171-767YellowTop Prius Battery $157 Amazon+$125install. 3/2016 Engine light code id accelerator but dealer said battery low voltage was cause of false light. Dealer replaced battery $300. Amazon refunded $157 w/o return. 
Mar 2017

68000 mi

US $14
Replace left rear tail light. Car was in overnight due to other problem that I had to take to dealer. See later posting 
May 2017

68000 mi

US $633
Check engine light code P1121. Replaced Inverter coolant control valve. This is separate cooling system that cools the electronics associated with the high voltage battery system. Parts cost: valve, $89.32, replace supper long life coolant, $24.68. Labor cost: $462.00, environmental fee $17.00. Plus tax $40.03. Total $633.03, which seems high to me. I was told replacing a fail inverter is a $3,000 for the part. 
Toyota Prius in Great Britain
Sep 2012 - Apr 2017
Jul 2015

65500 mi
Exhaust mounting bracket weld had broken. Local private Tyre and Exhaust company was able to improvise repair with metal clamp which worked perfectly. fixed free-of-charge. 
Aug 2015

66700 mi

£100
Air conditioning not working. Dealer recharged it, which seemed to fix it. 
Nov 2015

69400 mi

£30
Both Halogen dipped headlight lamps replaced. One had failed the other was dim. 
Nov 2016

79400 mi

£350
Replace leaking Air Conditioner radiator 
Toyota Prius in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

86000 mi

US $215
Car would not start 
Nov 2015

142000 mi

US $300
Head lights kept going out. 
Toyota Prius in Maryland, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2015
Oct 2014

81200 mi

US $149
Replace timing cover gasket due to engine oil leak. Replace valve cover gasket due to engine oil leak. OCV Sensor broken. Replaced. 
Toyota Prius in New York, United States
Apr 2012 - Mar 2018
Oct 2012

47500 mi
Needed several jump starts with no obvious cause. Went to my local shop and they couldn't find anything. Went to the dealer, they tested the starter battery and found nothing wrong with the system. Good thing I have jumper cables! 
Jan 2013

50300 mi

US $250
The starter battery needed to be replaced. Apparently if the car has been jumped once or twice the batter goes bad and will fail randomly when starting the car. 
Mar 2013

52000 mi

US $30
The black rubber casing around the windsheld was coming off. 
Dec 2015

104000 mi

US $20
They aluminum alloy wheels corrode and cause leaking tires. The tire was at the correct PSI the night before, but the next morning it was completely flat. Wheel was ground smooth again at the shop. 
Jun 2016

110000 mi

US $1200
The care was making slight noise when going over bumps. Replaced both struts, and a sway bar link on the driver's side. 
Jul 2016

111300 mi
After the dealer fixed the sway bar link on the driver's side wheel something came loose and started grinding terribly. We went to a local shop and they bent back a piece of metal that was out of place. The noise came back 100 miles later. 

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2008.5 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatch

76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Toyota Prius in Great Britain
Apr 2012 - Dec 2015
Jul 2014

107000 mi
Front left hand hub/wheel bearing replaced 
Apr 2015

113500 mi

£25
Sway bar links worn making knocking noise on uneven ground. 

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2008 Toyota Prius

Engine not specified

Toyota Prius in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

36000 mi

US $1700
Nav display no longer responds to touch. 

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2008 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatch

76-horsepower 1.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Toyota Prius in Georgia, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2016
Oct 2014

83000 mi
Calibrated headlights Oil change, engine and cabin air filters replaced, radiator cap replaced due to signs of leakage 
Nov 2014

83500 mi

US $112
Changed ATF; replaced ATF drain plug; inspected brakes; replaced horns; replaced PCV; topped off fluids 
Jun 2016

105000 mi

US $115
Wiring issue 
Oct 2016

111000 mi

US $150
Coolant control valve was bad; throwing P1116 and P1121 codes and check engine light; replaced valve and replaced engine coolant; also did oil & filter change; rotate and balance, new wipers  repaired horn wiring 
Toyota Prius in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2015

78740 mi

C $625
Water pump leaking coolant fluid. Replaced it and the belt. Front windshield washer fluid pump failed. Had to be replaced. 
Dec 2017

100440 mi

C $600
One headlight assembly was replaced and that was expensive. I replaced rear running light bulbs myself for $8.  
Toyota Prius in Indiana, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2017
May 2015

87000 mi

US $72
My 2008 Prius has the HID headlights and they were blinking so I replaced both with new bulbs. 
May 2016

95000 mi
Drivers side HID headlight burnt out again. Replaced Drivers side headlight ballast, water got into the headlight assembly and burnt it up. 
Nov 2016

99500 mi

US $200
drivers side front strut failed, lost all it's fluid. I installed two new front struts. 
Toyota Prius in Ohio, United States
Jul 2015 - Jul 2017
Jul 2015

140000 mi

US $600
rear end hit at 100k caused rear bushings and shocks to go bad Toyota refused responsibility even though I took it to them twice so I had a local shop do it at 1000 $ cheaper 
Toyota Prius in Texas, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

120000 mi
AC fan motor intermittently would not turn on. Fan motor was removed, cleaned, and oiled to reduce friction at start up. 
May 2016

125000 mi
Auxiliary input stopped working. Car would not switch to AUX to play music at all. AUX input was removed, and two resistors were bypassed by soldering together (by myself). Now AUX works, and can be switched to even without any input. 
Feb 2017

135000 mi

US $550
3-way coolant valve failed, and was replaced. combination meter failed and was replaced 
Jul 2017

132000 mi

US $350
Water pump and thermostat had to be replaced. Replaced all four struts, and front sway bar end-links. 
Toyota Prius in Texas, United States
Aug 2014 - Mar 2018
Sep 2014

90000 mi

US $750
Carbon buildup on engine intake has to be cleaned. 
Mar 2015

99000 mi

US $2400
Failed catalytic converter had to be replaced. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

53000 mi
3 Way coolant valve needed to be replaced. Was under warranty. 
Toyota Prius in Israel
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

126260 mi

$50
filled the gas for the AC didn't start in the morning 2 days in a row. needed a jump start. the 12v battery was replaced. early wornning i got was park error ~ a week bifur. 
Mar 2017

132060 mi

$20
leeking compressor (gas is venting out) a refill will be needed every 6-12 mounts or a 2000$ repair of the compressor 
Dec 2017

141360 mi

$12
1 of the headlight was burned 
May 2018

146568 mi

$50
After a hard brake all lights turned on. I was told it was a communication error. Charged only for work time. 
Toyota Prius in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2015 - May 2017
Apr 2015

123380 mi

C $820
Faulty Wheel Bearing. Was Seized on CV shaft both had to be replaced 
Jun 2016

150040 mi

C $900
Struts were worn out. 
Jul 2016

151140 mi
PCV Valve replaced to try to improve oil consumption. Didn't help. 
Toyota Prius in Indiana, United States
Nov 2013 - Jul 2018
Dec 2013

91000 mi

US $120
Passenger door frame out of alignment, door gasket also torn causing wind noise. 
Apr 2018

183000 mi

US $40
Burns out headlight 
Jun 2018

186000 mi

US $30
Another burned out headlight bulb 
Toyota Prius in Michigan, United States
Oct 2013 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

91000 mi

US $150
Exhaust heat shield rusted and needed to be replaced 
Toyota Prius in New Mexico, United States
Jan 2016 - Mar 2018
Apr 2016

97200 mi

US $500
replaced both rear shock absorbers, leaking 
Apr 2017

104000 mi

US $300
Leaking water pump replaced 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2016
Oct 2016

97500 mi

US $450
Brake light switch malfunctioned, causing engine to not start. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

88100 mi

US $200
Front left wheel bearing noisy. Replaced bearing and hub. 
Aug 2016

94100 mi

US $200
Wheel bearing that was replaced a year earlier failed again and had to be replaced. Suspect faulty replacement bearing. 
May 2017

99000 mi

US $226
Rear liftgate trim tabs broke leaving the piece dangling. Required replacement. 
Feb 2018

106850 mi

US $200
TPMS sensor light went on, diagnosed as failed TPMS sensor, likely dead battery. All 4 sensors replaced. This was the first TPMS failure of the vehicle. 
Toyota Prius in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2014 - May 2015
Oct 2014

158300 mi

US $120
Tie-rod end on both side of the front axle. They were worn out due to occasional excessive load. 
Toyota Prius in Illinois, United States
May 2014 - Sep 2017
Jul 2014

94700 mi

US $40
Steering completely locked. Recall repair had been completed prior to this incident. Shop cleaned contact points. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Apr 2014 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

80000 mi

US $294
Leaking main engine water pump 
Toyota Prius in Oregon, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

70800 mi

US $600
Coolant Control Valve replacement 16670-21010 
Toyota Prius in Ohio, United States
Mar 2016 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

131000 mi

US $600
I changed front wheel bearings and changed one ball joint. 
Toyota Prius in Colorado, United States
Oct 2017 - Mar 2018
Mar 2018

90000 mi

US $30
driver side headlight (HID) goes dark every 5-10 min. when on low beam. Passenger side still OK. Both bulbs replaced with 6000K color. Process is slow wilthout removing bumper, but is doable. 
Toyota Prius in New Mexico, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

177000 mi

US $590
Inverter water pump overheated and blew a fuse. Car's electrical system gave out, had to be towed. 
Toyota Prius in Oregon, United States
Dec 2013 - Jul 2015
Jan 2013

24000 mi

US $300
Replaced leaking water pump. 
Toyota Prius in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

142000 mi

US $790
Front wheel bearings extremely noisy 
Toyota Prius in Georgia, United States
Sep 2017 - Jul 2018
Jan 2018

155000 mi

US $353
Alignment issues. Car re-aligned and new tires purchased 
Jul 2018

162900 mi

US $377
12V battery replacement, coolant replacement and transmission fluid replacement blower fan replaced 
Toyota Prius in Nova Scotia, Canada
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2016

100440 mi

C $570
Front right wheel bearing 
May 2018

121520 mi

C $145
Exhaust hangers and gaskets 
Toyota Prius in Queensland, Australia
Apr 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

332320 mi

A $450
Engine had been seized by previous owner due to overheating. No belt, no coolant in radiator and oil was approx. 50 percent coolant when drained. Engine replaced with used engine from salvage yard with no issues. 
Toyota Prius in Maryland, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

118000 mi

US $185
Serpentine belt 
Toyota Prius in Indiana, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2017

95000 mi
Not really cosmetic--one of the sleeves that holds the bolt needed to attach the license plate was missing, leaving the plate dangling. (It was like that when I bought it, but I didn't realize the problem till I went to put a bolt in it.) They replaced the sleeve and the bolt at no charge, so now my license plate is all set! 
Sep 2017

100000 mi

US $25
The original fabric on the center console cover had become detached; I tried removing the cover and re-gluing it, but that didn't work. So I bought an after-market cover from Amazon.com. 
Toyota Prius in Delaware, United States
May 2016 - Jul 2018
Mar 2016

126000 mi

US $120
Passenger air bag sensor needed replacement 
Toyota Prius in Georgia, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

110900 mi
Power button and dash board whould not respond. Took to dealer, found that it was a recall issue. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

113000 mi

US $410
Rear hatch garnish broke off the car and needed replacement. 
Jun 2017

118973 mi
Hybrid battery showing signs of wear. Owner used Prolong Deluxe hybrid battery conditioning system to charge/deep discharge the cells to restore balance and battery performance. 
Jan 2018

131000 mi

US $1073
Left front headlight assembly started allowing water inside in a rainstorm. HID bulb started going off while driving at night. Sometimes just turning headlights off then back on caused light to come back on. Ballast is located at the bottom of the headlight assembly so all water was dripping onto it. Mechanic replaced headlight assembly, HID bulb and ballast with OEM equipment. Lights now working properly. 
Toyota Prius in Texas, United States
Feb 2016 - Apr 2017
Feb 2016

89000 mi

US $281
The traction battery failed and was replaced with a new battery. 
Toyota Prius in Massachusetts, United States
May 2016 - Apr 2018
Jul 2016

147300 mi

US $15
Headlight went out 
Dec 2016

152000 mi

US $150
Car was making weird flappy noise while accelerating. The mechanic looked at it, and found the oil was the consistency of syrup. Oil change fixed it. 
Apr 2018

255000 mi

US $450
Fan was not always turning on when starting air conditioning, but responded to percussive maintenance on the passenger side under the dashboard. The fan blower motor was replaced and the air filter was replaced. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Jul 2011
Aug 2008

8100 mi

US $800
reprogrammed new fob pull out and rebuild transmission that dealer broke on last visit 
Sep 2008

8300 mi

US $220
fix problem with suspension post transmission rebuild  
Jan 2009

20000 mi

US $890
Replace rebuilt transmission with New transmission like they should have in the first place 
Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2017

202000 mi

US $1360
hybrid system cooling valve passenger side front wheel bearing 
Jan 2018

208000 mi

US $384
valve cover gasket, pcv value, spark plugs, ignition coil .., since was having valve cover gasket replaced,, went ahead and had the other stuff done 
Mar 2018

210000 mi

US $500
hybrid battery problem. code P0A80. Mechanic removed hybrid battery and found one cell was below the required voltage. should be 7.5 or higher and one had 6.23. Bad cell was replaced and copper contacts were also replaced with new ones. battery was reinstalled and problem was resolved. 
Toyota Prius in New Mexico, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

86800 mi

US $40
Both HID headlights started blinking or going off intermittently - at different times. I bought 2 Name brand quality lamps online for a total of $40 instead of dealer $130 each. I replaced both (without loosening fenders). No problem since (one year). 
Toyota Prius in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

223200 mi

C $350
Proactively changed both driveshafts as boot on drivers side had split over the winter. Changed shoes, drums, pads and rotors. Felt pedal vibration on braking. Changed all as rear brakes were original and front were overdue. 
Jan 2018

226920 mi

C $80
Changed coilpack on 4th cylinder 
Toyota Prius in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

150000 mi

US $400
Replaced passenger side wheel bearing (necessitated entire hub assembly) 
Oct 2017

176000 mi

US $775
Diagnosed failure of steering-wheel-mounted front and rear defog buttons. No other steering wheel buttons affected. After receiving $775 estimate, declined to proceed with repair. Defog still works from touchscreen controls. 
Toyota Prius in New Mexico, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2014
Sep 2013

70000 mi
After washing the car, I noticed moisture in the rt headlight assy. 
Nov 2013

70900 mi
Occasionally vehicle would not start. Not sure if we were not turning off correctly, or if rear decklid not closed all of the way and some interior light left on. Battery checked very good. We might carry small gel battery for emergency.  
Dec 2013

71000 mi
I inspected battery and discovered it was original, almost 7 yrs old. I replaced battery and no longer have any problems starting. 
Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
May 2008 - Jul 2013
Sep 2010

21000 mi
Replaced blower motor flap servo 
Toyota Prius in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2008 - Dec 2016
May 2012

38100 mi
The turning dial no longer worked and the radio needed to be replaced. 
Sep 2015

68000 mi

US $1200
Replaced front wheel bearings and aligned wheels 
Toyota Prius in Colorado, United States
Jul 2008 - Sep 2012
Jun 2012

63000 mi
Cooling system 
Toyota Prius in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2018
Mar 2009

10000 mi
Odometer and instrument panel lights would not come on for 20 minutes. 
Dec 2017

130000 mi

US $5
Dash meter failed in cold weather. Rather than pay $1000 to the dealer to replace the dash meter, I went online to YouTube and fixed it myself (replaced bad capacitor). 
Toyota Prius in Louisiana, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2012
Sep 2011

95000 mi

US $106
The rubber cover on the rear hatch opening switch deteriorated and was nearing failure which would have left the switch open to the elements. Supreme Toyota in Hammond LA replaced the switch and cover with what appears to be a more substantial cover. 
Dec 2011

102000 mi

US $145
The dealer technician noticed cracking in the drive belt. They replaced the drive belt with no problems. No problems since. 
Toyota Prius in Massachusetts, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2009

14000 mi
weak struts on rear hatch probable leak in AC drain. Apparently fixed itself. broke TPMS sensor while mounting tires 
Dec 2009

24000 mi
rear hatch struts replaced 
Toyota Prius in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2010
Mar 2010

28000 mi
BRAKE Warning Light illuminated for no apparent reason. Immediately made appointment for dealer to investigate. Brake light remained on for 17 miles, then at stop light just before entry to dealer, light self-cancelled. Dealer could not duplicate. 
Toyota Prius in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2008 - Dec 2013
Mar 2010

40000 mi
Exterior spoiler came loose. Dealer reattached. No cost 
Toyota Prius in Michigan, United States
Apr 2008 - Dec 2017
Mar 2012

45000 mi
replaced water pump 
Aug 2013

57000 mi

US $150
head light 
Nov 2014

74000 mi

US $182
Head light out 
Toyota Prius in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2008 - Dec 2015
Jul 2012

52500 mi

US $100
Serpentine belt was cracked and replaced 
Toyota Prius in Israel
Sep 2008 - Mar 2015
May 2010

28520 mi
Leak in water pump discovered during routine maintenance. Replacement covered by warranty. 
Toyota Prius in Vermont, United States
Jan 2009 - May 2018
Jun 2011

41000 mi

US $50
Car went through large puddle and ABS warning light came on, requiring the car's computer to be reset. 
Jun 2015

98000 mi

US $50
Replaced the air blower, which was intermittently failing. 
Toyota Prius in Illinois, United States
Jun 2008 - Jan 2014
Jan 2014

54000 mi

US $300
The auxiliary battery (located at far back) died in the super cold weather. We had it replaced at dealer. 
Toyota Prius in Indiana, United States
Feb 2009 - Aug 2017
Jun 2009

10000 mi
My wife noticed a "condensation leak" feeding into the right/front passenger area near the front of her seating area ... near her left foot while seated. For this first trip, the leak could not be "replicated" by the service department. After a few days, the dealership was able to replicate the condensation leak on this trip, and found a "clogged line" ... POSSIBLY resulting from having driven over some debris on the road at some point. Line was cleared, and leak has not recurred since. 
Jun 2010

19000 mi
This is 2nd time the A/C condensation outlet has become plugged / water flowing into right front foot area instead of flowing out from bottom of car. Outlet was cleaned out by dealer; no additional leaking noticed since unplugged June 21. 
Jul 2011

28500 mi
5th attempt to fix A/C condensation HEAVY leaking onto flooring in front of front passenger seat; up to 12 oz water/hour of driving time. 5 days in shop waiting for parts. Replaced ENTIRE A/C system under warranty with new unit incl hoses & connections. 
Nov 2011

31900 mi
12-volt battery drained PROBABLY because I left headlights on and left phone re-charging plug in place for several days ( didn't drive during that time ). Jumped at home / diagnostic performed at dealer / everything checked out fine. 
Apr 2017

64000 mi

US $375
During routine inspection / maintenance, tech noted that coolant was low and found small / slow leak... seepage where pump joins with a "pipe" of some sort. Water pump and all "directly related" parts (related to the leak) were replaced. 
Toyota Prius in Texas, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2015
Oct 2009

32000 mi
Cruise control was activated at 65mph on a rainy day on the highway and a car cut me off. I braked to override the cruise control. Instead of disengaging, the car sped up. I piled on top of the brake and changed lanes. Called Toyota and they blew me off. 
Toyota Prius in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2008 - Apr 2011
May 2009

8680 mi
Engine check light came on. Took vehicle to local dealer who determined via the code that there was a misfire problem. Cleared Engine Check light. Suggested we had picked up water in gas. Added 150ml TSP water eliminator. No further problem. 
Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
Oct 2008 - Apr 2017
Dec 2009

76000 mi
Engine Air Flow Sensor Failed - Check Engine - Computer kept shutting down engine - Had to tow to not wear down hybrid battery 
Oct 2011

167000 mi

US $350
Coolant flow sensor for inverter - replaced sensor and valve 
Aug 2012

210000 mi

US $250
Inverter coolant pump failed and was replaced 
Sep 2014

274000 mi

US $770
Hybrid Coolant Pump Failure 
Toyota Prius in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2008 - Feb 2013
Apr 2011

55360 mi

C $126
Left front wheel bearing replaced under warranty. Dealer required a wheel alignment which was NOT covered under warranty. 
Toyota Prius in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2008 - Aug 2017
Jun 2014

58280 mi

C $10
Rainwater leaks into car through body cracks where rear qtr-panel reaches roof, just behind the hatch. A quick search shows this is not unusual. Dealer wanted 2 hours to just test. I traced the problem and put sealant on the cracks. Its a temporary fix. 
Mar 2016

87420 mi

C $400
Front bearing assembly replaced. 
Apr 2017

103540 mi

C $1000
Front lower control arms replaced. "Play" was too high to pass safety inspection. Wheel alignment. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2012
Jan 2010

27000 mi
Replaced left HID Headlight which had gone out 
Feb 2010

27500 mi
replace Right HID lamp 
Toyota Prius in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2018
Jan 2011

23200 mi
Can't completely fill up the gas tank. They told me the gas tank has a bladder in it and probably because of it being so cold it won't fill up all the way. I should wait and see if it gets better when it warms up outside. 
Toyota Prius in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2008 - Aug 2009
Toyota Prius in Washington, United States
Oct 2007 - Jul 2016
Jul 2016

86000 mi
Brakes would intermittently lose about 90% of their stopping power. If car turned off completely, brakes returned to normal until next episode. Although Toyota offered warranty extension on '08 Prius brakes, it refused to cover this repair. 
Toyota Prius in Michigan, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2013
Oct 2010

71000 mi

US $65
Driver side headlight flickered after 15 min driving. Went out. Driving home both headlights went out (passenger side w/no warning flicker). Dealer wanted nearly $500 to replace both lights. Ordered bulbs on line. Took 3 hrs to replace 
Jan 2012

112900 mi

US $300
Gosh darn prius headlight problem AGAIN. Love this car. Hate these headlights. $300 to replace one bulb at the dealership. 
Toyota Prius in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2007 - Oct 2011
Feb 2010

22000 mi
Right headlight (both high & low beams)went out. Dealer tested for electrical issues and did not find anything. Bulb was replaced. 
Apr 2010

27000 mi
Marker light / turn signal went out, replaced. Left HID bulb also replaced due to service bulletin. 
Toyota Prius in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2012
Oct 2009

29000 mi
4 burned out lights, including headlight 
Toyota Prius in Indiana, United States
Oct 2007 - Jun 2017
Feb 2015

59000 mi

US $215
Need new starting battery. Organa AL 8 years old. 
Mar 2016

71000 mi

US $600
Diverter valve in coolant system was not closing. Check engine light on. Fixed with valve replacement. 
Nov 2016

80300 mi

US $5
Rear latch switch gummed up by adhesive used oncover 
Toyota Prius in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2007 - Oct 2013
Mar 2011

66000 mi
Starting in Feb. the cruise does not engage. It started intermittent, but now permanent. Living with the problem at this time. Car is used for rural mail delivery. Needs front brake pads every 2 years. Other vehicles require every 6 months.  
Sep 2011

70000 mi

US $600
Cracked CVT Boot Passenger front wheel bearing 
Jan 2012

79000 mi

US $150
Combination Meter repair. Dealer wanted 4-6 weeks down time and $900. DIY repair 6hr. job total. 2 weeks down time (the meter board was sent out for repair)$150. 
Toyota Prius in Michigan, United States
Aug 2007 - Dec 2009
Dec 2009

31000 mi
The hatch hold-up struts required replacing, they'd weakened. Fully paid for by Toyota's warrantee. 
Toyota Prius in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2018
Jan 2010

19000 mi
Passenger front seat developed a squeak, particularly in cold weather, the first winter we had the car. Car was in for accident repair anyway and we had the seat work done at that time. 
Aug 2012

49700 mi

US $25
Reported a rubbing noise coming from front brakes. Dealer could not duplicate. Car is still making noise. 
Mar 2015

83000 mi

US $120
Thermostat on coolant pump that pumps hot coolant to a thermos tank next to the engine failed and had to be replaced. 
Sep 2016

93000 mi

US $350
Gearshift was stuck in neutral, had to be held in D to go forward. Shifter replaced under a TSB, apparently this is a common enough problem. 
Toyota Prius in New York, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2014
May 2009

36000 mi
When iPod was plugged in to both aux and 12v ports and the stereo was in aux mode, there would be noise out of the stereo system. Fixed by installing new audio interference filter as part of a TSB.  
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Oct 2007 - Jun 2018
Jun 2008

8000 mi
aux port alternator whine TSB to install noise filter behind aux port. 
Sep 2010

28000 mi
FOB button stuck TSB for gas pedal reshaping. 
Mar 2013

37000 mi
From earlier repair, the left blinker light was not hooked up properly. The connector was pinned behind the side panel, so the panels had to be removed again to retrieve the connector. 
Apr 2016

50300 mi

US $130
Both HID headlight bulbs were failing. 
Toyota Prius in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2015
Sep 2009

22000 mi
XM Radio antenna that is included with the Toyota Prius XM package is mounted inside the car. This is a design flaw that renders it unusable outside of a metropolitan area where there are XM ground repeaters. Toyota agreed to replace w/external ant 
Toyota Prius in Arizona, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2018
Sep 2011

192000 mi

US $250
Car was losing 2 quarts oil between regular maintenance (5,000 miles) PCV valve was replaced. Have not yet taken car back to dealer for oil consumption test. Update: problem persists. 
Dec 2012

250000 mi
Check engine light came on. Service dept. put it on the computer and 2 codes came up, 1. was the catalytic converter and 2: was a problem possibly with the gas cap. No definitive fix was given but an $1800.00 price was given for the repa. 
Feb 2013

260300 mi

US $943
Replace catalytic converter. 
Jun 2013

277000 mi

US $500
Replace hybrid cooling system 
Jun 2017

343000 mi

US $160
Replace the auxiliary battery 
Toyota Prius in Michigan, United States
Dec 2007 - Oct 2013
May 2011

47000 mi

US $200
fog lamp not working. bulb & casing around it needed to be replaced 
Sep 2012

65000 mi

US $600
Battery was found to be inadequate when I took the car in due to a "check engine" light that turned out to be caused by a defective gas cap. 
Oct 2012

65700 mi
My tire inflation light keeps coming on. Somewhere there seems to be a slow leak. All of the tires LOOK OK, but the light comes on & they always fine one low 
Jun 2013

73000 mi

US $15
One tire has been leaking slowly for several months. Remounted tire after cleaning some corrosion off of tire and rim 
Toyota Prius in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2007 - Jun 2014
Oct 2009

40000 mi
Known quality problem with Toyota HID Head lamp. Replaced under goodwill by Toyota/Dealer. 
Jul 2011

87000 mi
HID Bulb burned out after last replacement 15 months ago. Due to continued bulb problems with Toyota HIDs dealer agreed to fix problem for no charge labor or parts. 
Aug 2011

88500 mi
The same HID headlight bulb that burned out in July burned out again in August. Passenger side Head Light. 
Dec 2011

96000 mi

US $340
Water pump was leaking, had a new after market water pump installed. 
Toyota Prius in Maryland, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

33000 mi
The damper on the glove box broke, causing it to drop open suddenly instead of gliding open. 
Toyota Prius in Illinois, United States
Feb 2009 - Aug 2009
Mar 2009

11000 mi
Fuel filler door would not open when interior lever was pulled. 
Toyota Prius in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2012
May 2008

10000 mi

US $186
Tire Pressure Sensor (valve Stem Broke) Causing flat tire. 
Dec 2009

42000 mi

US $95
RH headlight goes off and on. 
Feb 2010

44000 mi

US $54
Leveling Sensor Linkage worn causing squeaking in back of car. Rh head lite out and the lh off and on out. Non dealer said it was the controller. the dealer said it was just the bulbs and replaced both. 
Toyota Prius in Texas, United States
Nov 2007 - Jan 2017
Jun 2012

62000 mi
One Leaking rear strut. Will repair later. Update: it appeared to stop and never became an issue of suspension.  
Jun 2015

94000 mi

US $185
Leak in fuel pump 
Toyota Prius in Illinois, United States
Nov 2007 - Dec 2014
Apr 2014

85300 mi

US $20
Replaced headlights (non-HID). 
Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
Nov 2007 - Dec 2009
Toyota Prius in New Hampshire, United States
Jul 2013 - Nov 2014
Oct 2014

113000 mi

US $100
Lag in response, cleaned dirty throttle body. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

48000 mi

US $2400
Touch screen went out. Dealer wanted $3000. Found video on YouTube pulled it and sent it off and reinstalled with a lifetime warranty. 
Toyota Prius in Oklahoma, United States
Aug 2011 - May 2018
Jun 2014

60000 mi

US $700
Water pump leak at the housing. Replaced pump, gaskets and coolant Replaced accessory drive belt that was worn and frayed. Replaced rear hatch switch. The rubber switch boot was torn. 
Sep 2016

80000 mi

US $34
Replaced burned out parking and license plate bulbs. 
Jan 2017

65700 mi

US $645
Replaced 3 way coolant valve. 
Jun 2017

86000 mi

US $500
Charged A/C system. Car was running org factory freon and was 60 percent full Replaced hybrid water pump and topped off coolant. 
Toyota Prius in Michigan, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

115700 mi

US $5
Cleaned throttle body and air filter. Added dry gas to fuel tank 
Jan 2017

166000 mi

US $205
Replace 12 volt starter battery 
Sep 2017

177000 mi

US $300
Replace rear liftgate handle 
Toyota Prius in Colorado, United States
Jun 2011 - Oct 2014
Jul 2011

40500 mi
pin hole in air conditioner coil. This is the second such incident. Toyota agreed to fix it out of warranty. 
Jun 2013

59000 mi

US $458
Water pump needed replacing 
Toyota Prius in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2012 - May 2018
Nov 2012

24260 mi

C $216
I had a thermostat changed as I suspected it was sticking (via ScanGauge II water temp readings). Dealer software could not i.d. any trouble and was not recommending a change. I insisted and the new thermostat has cleared up the symptoms 
May 2014

43400 mi
Leaking water pump replaced under extended warranty 
Mar 2015

55180 mi

C $67
Removed and replaced noisy blower motor for HVAC system. 
May 2018

94240 mi

C $305
To pass Ontario safety inspection for re-sale, the car needed new front rotors and front pads 
Toyota Prius in New York, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2018
Jul 2011

69576 mi

US $50
Transmission drain and fill Replc Pcv valve Replaced RF wheel bearing Replaced RF wheel bearing 
Apr 2014

115500 mi

US $489
LF wheel bearing squealing, replaced bearing 
Oct 2014

121300 mi
emission check engine p0456 
Dec 2014

123000 mi
replace fuel tank failed emmision test 
Aug 2017

160000 mi

US $49
brakes were rubbing==brakes pads cleaned 
Toyota Prius in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2018
Jan 2014

113700 mi

US $120
Replace drive belt. 
Jun 2014

106000 mi

US $1000
Replace front sway-bar links. 
Oct 2017

156000 mi

US $165
Muffler heat shield replaced 
Jan 2018

158000 mi

US $400
Replace water pump Replace steering rack 
Jun 2018

163000 mi

US $170
Replace tie rod ends 
Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

154000 mi
Replaced inverter cooling pump under recall 
Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
Mar 2011 - Aug 2015
Feb 2011

49995 mi
HID bulbs went bad. Toyota extended warranty to 50,000 miles so they were replaced free. 
Nov 2012

78800 mi

US $600
Hybrid system water pump 
Jan 2013

81000 mi
12 v accessory battery was replaced because car would not start. $260 for a battery. 
Aug 2013

84000 mi
The rubber handle for the rear hatch melted off in the scorching Louisiana sun. Now attempting to open the hatch will result in a black, sticky, tar-like substance on your fingers. 
Aug 2015

96000 mi
The rubber handle for the rear hatch melted off. 
Toyota Prius in Virginia, United States
Sep 2013 - Oct 2017
Nov 2015

83000 mi

US $285
replaced one headlight. 
Sep 2017

97000 mi
The car was in for routine maintenance, during which I was told that one front strut was leaking -- not so seriously that it needed immediate attention, but I would need new struts eventually. Their estimate for doing this was over $800. Given that the car is 10 years old, I'm thinking it's time to replace it. I'm not inclined to spend over $800 on struts. 
Toyota Prius in Texas, United States
Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
Mar 2012

81000 mi

US $50
Blower Motor failed and had to be replaced. It would work intermittently. 
Toyota Prius in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

US $30
running a little rough at idle 
Toyota Prius in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2013 - Apr 2015
Mar 2015

125000 mi
Battery went dead in winter severe cold. Could not restart by an exterior battery boost. The small battery was replaced and several fuses. Problem originated in an obscure fuse. 
Toyota Prius in New York, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

183200 mi

US $623
Front wheel bearings 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Jan 2016
Dec 2011

53747 mi

US $150
replaced 12 volt battery with Optima Yellow-Top 
Sep 2014

103000 mi

US $400
Replaced engine coolant pump 
Toyota Prius in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2018
Mar 2013

64000 mi

US $190
The display controller (part that shows odometer, speed, fuel gauge) had failed. 
Apr 2015

82700 mi

US $12
Driver side power lock failed to operate correctly. It would move slightly, but not enough to engage or disengage. 
May 2015

84000 mi

US $60
Resonator pipe broke from catalytic converter 
Feb 2016

88000 mi

US $600
The Multifunction Display (touch screen) stopped working entirely. I removed it and sent it to a shop that services these displays. Leaky water pump and worn timing belt replaced. Car happened to be in the shop for a replacement accessory battery. Physical key does not unlock the car. Service center investigated it, but did not do anything. 
Mar 2018

94000 mi

US $2400
Replaced a leaky water pump 
Toyota Prius in Utah, United States
Oct 2012 - Feb 2017
Jun 2015

100000 mi

US $250
Water pump replaced as it was beginning to leak. Cost of about 250 
Aug 2016

108000 mi

US $370
the multi function display failed. Repaired by autobeyours, taken out and put back in by me. Easy to do after watching youtube video. Works well once again. Worth doing as car is very reliable. $325 repair + $45 shipping it out. the multi function display failed. Repaired by autobeyours, taken out and put back in by me. Easy to do after watching youtube video. Works well once again. Worth doing as car is very reliable. $325 repair + $45 shipping it out. 
Toyota Prius in Iowa, United States
Nov 2012 - Apr 2016
Oct 2013

95700 mi

US $110
Front left wheel bearing replaced 
May 2015

120000 mi

US $200
Replaced all 4 shocks, when removed none really were very bad, car needed aligned really bad so I wanted to do shocks first. Also alignment required shims on rear and camber bolts up front, it drives like new now. Alignment cost 300. 
Toyota Prius in Indiana, United States
May 2012 - Mar 2018
Jun 2012

139000 mi

US $122
The brake, VSC, ABS and brake system malfunction lights came on and the regenerative brakes no longer functioned. 
Apr 2013

165300 mi

US $709
The car was making a lot of noise while driving. The shop replaced the hub bearing 
Apr 2016

225000 mi

US $560
The car was pulling to the left despite having been aligned. The car was making a very loud groan as I drove and having previously replaced the right bearing I assumed the left also needed changed. After changing the left bearing, the mechanic test drove the car and heard same noise I'd been hearing. The right bearing was also bad and the front axle had been cross-threaded and needed replaced. 
Dec 2016

237000 mi

US $515
Right side wheel speed sensor failed 
Toyota Prius in Texas, United States
Jul 2012 - Dec 2015
Sep 2014

67000 mi

US $1000
HID Headlights reached the end of their life 
Toyota Prius in New York, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2015
Apr 2013

36200 mi

US $49
rear lic bolt stuck and was removed 
Mar 2014

43000 mi

US $165
12v Aux battery died after 6 years (good life span) and was replaced by father son team 
Toyota Prius in Colorado, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2015
Mar 2014

78000 mi

US $700
Fuel gauge failed. Required replacement of gas tank, which has a specialized vapor-capture system. 
Toyota Prius in Virginia, United States
Sep 2010 - Jan 2014
Jun 2011

187000 mi

US $478
Running exceedingly rough. Had to replace spark plugs & other electronic parts. Wanted to replace brakes, but decided not to at this time. 
Jan 2014

350000 mi

US $4500
Engine was using oil, about a quart every two weeks, and had to be replaced with a used engine. 
Toyota Prius in Texas, United States
Sep 2009 - Aug 2016
Jun 2014

53000 mi

US $500
Normal (12V) battery identified as problem behind a series of inaccurate Check Engine Light firings. Water pump also identified as needing replacement on this trip. 
Aug 2014

55000 mi
P1121 code - known frequent problem with Priuses of this vintage; eventually got manufacturer to pay for full replacement of coolant flow control valve! 
Toyota Prius in Arizona, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2013
Dec 2009

12000 mi
Remote key fob button popped up, no longer able to use keyless entry. 
Jan 2011

26000 mi

US $83
A/c blower motor replaced, a/c air filter I had to pay for. 
Jun 2012

44000 mi
Engine water pump and hybrid water pump and battery 
Toyota Prius in Michigan, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2014
Aug 2010

65000 mi

US $300
Struts holding rear hatch needed to be replaced 
May 2011

80000 mi
There was a rattle when front tires went over a bump. Only noticeable at speed below 15 mph. Front Sway Bar links were worn out. 
Toyota Prius in Utah, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

36000 mi
Control arm makes noise when turning under braking. The parts were replaced 
Toyota Prius in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2017
Nov 2013

56000 mi

US $320
Replaced 12v battery 
Toyota Prius in Texas, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2018
Feb 2014

45000 mi

US $220
Rubber melted on rear hatch door latch. Replaced latch assembly. 
Feb 2015

50000 mi
Notice a slight misfire when coming to a stop. WAs not reproducible at shop and no codes stored in current flow but cylinder misfire was in history. Throttle cleaned. 
Toyota Prius in Netherlands
May 2009 - Jun 2014
Feb 2011

21700 mi
Accidentally the bearings on the front right wheel were not correct and the shop replaced them the second day and provided a replacement car during the time without any costs. A big thumbs up for the courtesy of this dealer. 
Jan 2012

29960 mi
ABS/VSC system reported malfunction after applying the brakes hard to avoid a cyclist. This was a software problem and was solved by installing new firmware as clearing the errors did not resolve the issue. 
Toyota Prius in Alabama, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2015
Sep 2012

45000 mi
water pump leaking coolant, replaced water pump and belt... 
Toyota Prius in New York, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2018
Jan 2009

11000 mi
The fuel filler door which can only be opened by a cable lever switch that had to be adjusted to allow the filler door to unlatch and open wide enough to allow your hand egress to open the door completely. The dealer greased the hinge and adjusted the cab 
Apr 2009

20700 mi
HID headlamp bulb repaired/replaced under warranty during a scheduled maintenance service. The repair has been working correctly since then. The HID lamp would initially light but would not stay lit..... the bulb was replaced. 
Jan 2011

60000 mi
Hatch struts were weakening, not allowing hatch to open completely without force especially in cold winter temperatures ..dealer replaced them under extended warranty at no cost to me.. 
Jul 2011

61000 mi

US $250
Noticed I had to turn radio louder with windows down with beginning of warmer weather. Thought tire problem. At regular service interval dealer found and replaced defective both front wheel bearings. Charged for alignment. Very slow AC leak, recharged. 
Aug 2011

62700 mi

US $50
Defective fog light bulb. 
Feb 2013

81300 mi

US $205
Replaced defective HID, drivers side, headlamp. Replaced same LED under original warranty period but now I was told by Toyota because of lawsuit I am now out of additional extended warranty coverage. I argued to no avail. 
Jun 2013

83000 mi

US $58
Dealer replaced dead nav/brain head unit under extended warranty. Estimated cost was $8500.00 if I did not have extended warranty. There are rebuilt units available for much less but because I had ex. War. the dealer replaced with new unit. Kept getting red emergency triangle light in dashboard and " problem " across screen of brain unit before brain unit stopped working. After brain unit was replaced warning idiot light conditions still lit up intermittent. Found low oil. 
Feb 2014

87000 mi

US $30
Tail light bulb replacement...o.3 hours @ $ 99 per hour .. 
Feb 2015

94300 mi
Have had an intermittent check engine light for the past year. Dealer could never find anything. I eventually found it was very low on oil. Seems to be burning it. Not happy that dealer didn't discover the problem one of the times I took it in. 
Apr 2016

102700 mi

US $472
Check Engine light. First visit #2 cylinder problem. Change plugs, clean injectors. Mechanic also recommended cracked serpentine belt and possible water pump leakage. I okayed replace serpentine belt. 
May 2016

103000 mi

US $487
30 days and 500 miles after repair on 4/01/2016 the same condition again on 5/07/16. Check engine light. Dealer found bad injector cylinder # 2 again. Replaced faulty injector. Now problem is corrected . 
Aug 2016

106000 mi

US $40
wheel air leak.Found tire seal leak. Remove tire ,wire brush rim seal area , add some kind of bead compound and remount tire. 
Oct 2016

106200 mi

US $600
Not normal, rather loud noise coming from front of car when rolling. Took car to dealer service and found driver side front wheel bearing failing. Dealer also recommended wheel alignment after bearing replacement . 
Jan 2018

112000 mi

US $100
Driver door froze from cold weather when I tried to pull open frozen stuck shut door the door handle broke apart.One part of the door handle was metal that had rusted through when I pulled the door to open. causing the handle to break apart. I purchased used door handle assembly from Ebay for $50 and paid a independent body repair shop $50 to install. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

99000 mi
Left rear shock replaced under Toyota platimum warranty. Costs was zero but would have been $315 if no warranty. 
Toyota Prius in Maryland, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

51000 mi
combination meter would fail leaving all dash lights to fail to come on when car was started. no speedometer, no fuel level nothing. 
Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

90000 mi

US $170
The start sequence is powered by a small lead acid battery; boot computers, energize brakes, engage big hybrid battery. A weak small battery could not energize the fly-by-wire brakes causing warning lights and car would not shift into drive 
Jun 2017

108000 mi

US $200
Left headlight bulb burnt-out. Replaced both. Bought new bulbs on the internet and had local repair shop replace both. Half the price of the dealer. 
Toyota Prius in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

91300 mi

US $350
The original 12V battery needed to be replaced. 
Dec 2016

92000 mi

US $950
replacement of front struts left and right Evap system. One part of the gas line replaced 
Dec 2017

105000 mi

US $360
Front tire pressure monitoring system sensors replaced. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

45000 mi

US $475
LED headlights needed replacement. Known Prius problem 
Toyota Prius in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Mar 2012
Jul 2011

62000 mi
noticed the battery was not reaching full charge ... diagnostic was OK .. it was the heat .. we have a heat waze ( over 40) so the battery efficiency is reduced and will not charge as fully. Noticed improvments with cooler weather now. 
Toyota Prius in California, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2018
Apr 2012

40000 mi
Replaced water pump. 
Jan 2013

47000 mi
Passenger side headlight went out. 
Oct 2014

59200 mi

US $400
Dead 12 volt battery 
Dec 2014

60000 mi
Headlights intermittently not turning off after turning off car. Dealer unable to duplicate problem, could not solve. Dash display intermittently fails to dim when headlights are turned on. Dealer attempted to duplicate problem, but could not and therefore did not repair. 
Sep 2016

71000 mi

US $200
Replaced both headlights 
Jun 2017

75000 mi

US $1900
Both headlight assemblies replaced. High beams working intermittently. 
Toyota Prius in Virginia, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2018
Aug 2010

60200 mi

US $225
Right hand light bulb replaced.  
Toyota Prius in Rhode Island, United States
Apr 2010 - Sep 2013
Dec 2011

97000 mi

US $480
accessory battery died, needed a tow to dealer to replace 
Aug 2013

104300 mi

US $480
Rear brake lights went dead simultaneously- not a fuse and not the bulbs-- Required a trip to the shop to correct issue with wiring. 
Toyota Prius in North Carolina, United States
May 2010 - Aug 2015
Aug 2010

21000 mi
broken driver windshield wiper (hold down nut) cap replaced, part number 90084-94001. Waiting for the warranty paper work took much longer than replacing the part. 
Jan 2013

49300 mi

US $166
Odd symptoms intermittent, happened only twice with my wife driving - engine revs up when removing foot for accelerator at 55 mph to slow down for stop light. Service Advisor recommended Injector Flush & Induction Service 79.95 each. Not fixed. 
Toyota Prius in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2010 - Dec 2015
Dec 2012

77000 mi
Catalytic Converter Failed at 77,400 mi. Normal Car warranty expired however dealer replaced at no cost with a new one using the federal emissions warranty which covers this repair for vehicles under 80,000 mi 
May 2013

80000 mi
Water Pump leaking - replaced water pump 

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2008 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatch

Toyota Prius in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

99900 mi

US $738
Headlights low & high beams didn't work. Problem was on control side of headlight relay; removed dash to locate problem area found an open in harness goes from fuse block inside the car. Replaced original wire with new. Repair not guaranteed 

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2008 Toyota Prius 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota Prius in Florida, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Jul 2008

10000 mi

US $125
AC drain hose clogged. During trips 1 1/5+ hours, driver notice water dripping on foot during turns. 

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